1. Pacific Partnership Enhances Relations and Environment with Beach Clean Up

    In an effort to build community relations and improve the local environment in Dili, Timor-Leste, participants from Pacific Partnership 2014 conducted a beach clean up with local environmental youth groups June 14.

    Service members from Australia, New Zealand, Timor-Leste and the U.S. participate in a cleaning event on the beaches of Dili. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  2. Pennsylvania Gold Sets New Record for Longest Ohio-class SSBN Patrol

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) cycles its missile hatches as the boat's Gold crew returns home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol. (U.S. Navy/MCC Ahron Arendes)
  3. USS Lake Erie to Return from Last Hawaii-based Deployment

    The guided-missile cruiser will return June 16 from a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific, its last from Pearl Harbor before a homeport shift to San Diego.

    In this file photo, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Mokpo, Republic of Korea (ROK), for a port visit in March ahead of exercises with the ROK navy. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Bryce Bruns)
  4. U.S., Indonesian Navy Divers Lay Wreath on Wreck of USS Houston during CARAT

    Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer, U.S. Embassy Jakarta, joined U.S. and Indonesian navy divers aboard USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) to lay a wreath at the site of the USS Houston (CA 30), June 11.

    U.S. Embassy Jakarta Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer; U.S. Naval Attaché Capt. R. Mark Stacpoole; and Marine Lt. Col. Miguel Avila pass a wreath to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Sailors during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Christian Senyk)
  5. Pacific Partnership Underway in Timor-Leste

    The Timor-Leste phase, which kicked off during a ceremony June 12, will include include medical and dental information exchanges, civil engineering programs and and other activities with the local community.

    Capt. Rodney Moore, commodore of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, and Fernando La Sama de Araújo, Vice Prime Minister and Coordinator of Social Affairs in Timor-Leste, visit a dental project at the Comoro Health Clinic June 12. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  6. Pacific Partnership Leads Joint Medical Demonstration

    Medical staff from the U.S Navy and Japan Maritime Self Force led a medical evacuation demonstration for the Vietnamese military as part of Pacific Partnership 2014, June 11.

    Japanese medical professionals attached to the Japan Maritime-Self Defense Force ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) check the condition of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marvin Galapin during a simulated medical evacuation June 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  7. Navy Medical Staff Treat Vietnamese Burn Patients

    A team of Navy medical staff used laser-resurfacing technology to treat a severely burned mother and her daughter at the Da Nang General Hospital, June 10, during Pacific Partnership.

    Navy medical professionals treat a Vietnamese burn patient with a skin-resurfacing laser, June 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  8. Pacific Partnership Wraps Up Mission in Indonesia

    The Indonesia phase concluded June 9 after several weeks of work and professional exchanges on a variety of topics by members of the multinational Pacific Partnership team and their hosts.

    Service members from Indonesia and the United States stand in formation during a closing ceremony for the Indonesia phase of Pacific Partnership, June 9. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Stephen Oleksiak)
  9. Pacific Partnership Hosts Medical Symposium in Vietnam

    Topics discussed during the training June 9 at Da Nang Military Hospital included trauma management, wound care, triage, and toxicology.

    Lt. Cmdr. Ramiro Gutierrez speaks to a group of Vietnamese medical specialists during an emergency care training symposium. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Karolina A. Oseguera)
  10. PACFLT Remembers the Battle of Midway

    Members of U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) staff and military commands throughout Hawaii gathered to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at PACFLT headquarters, June 6.

    Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the audience during a ceremony at fleet headquarters to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy/MC1 David Kolmel)